Violinist Corey Cerovsek's graceful mastery of the violin, thoughtful interpretations and dramatic stage presence have earned him a loyal international following in the classical music world over the last 13 years. His stylistic flexibility and passionate enthusiasm have attracted the attention of conductors such as Mehta, Dutoit, Litton, Levi, Pinnock, Comissiona, Worby, Tilson Thomas, Davis, Jarvi, Comet, Lopez-Cobos and Alsop. He has performed in the United States with the orchestras of Philadelphia, San Francisco, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Buffalo, Baltimore, Colorado, Detroit, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, Denver, Kansas City, Utah and the New World Symphony, and internationally with the Israel Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony, Prague Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra (Ireland), Hong Kong Philharmonic, Residentie Orkest of the Hague, Berlin Symphony, Sydney and Melbourne Symphonies (Australia), Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Winnipeg Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Toronto Symphony and National Arts Centre Orchestra, among others. In recital, Corey has performed throughout the United States and Canada. He performs regularly at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and Italy's Spoleto Festival. Other recital credits include Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theatre and tile Frick Collection in New York, SUNY Purchase, the Place des Artes in Montreal, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra "Debut Series," and the Spoleto Festival in Charleston and in Italy. He has toured Australia, Canada, Denmark, Japan, China, Austria, and the Netherlands.
Following summer performances that included appearances internationally with Austria's Pannonische Philharmonie, Italy's Spoleto Festival, and Austria's St. Gallen Chamber Festival, Corey Cerovsek's 2000-2001 season has him performing throughout the United States as well as in New Zealand, Israel and Europe. Fall international engagements include orchestral performances with New Zealand's Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, and a fourcity recital tour of Switzerland including stops in Bulle, Geneva, Lausanne, and Le Chaud de Fonds. Fall North American concerts include the Peoria Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony and Lexington Philharmonic orchestras and recitals at Purdue University, Western Washington University, as well as the Ventura Chamber Music Festival. Spring 2001 international performances include the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and Spain's Real Filharmonica Orchestra.
U.S. spring engagements include orchestral performances with the symphonies of Long Beach, Toledo, Forth Worth, Huntsville, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the Oklahoma City Philharmonic and the Emory Symphony Orchestra (GA) with recitals in Florida, North Carolina and Connecticut.
On the television front, Corey has been featured twice on NBC's Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, on the David Frost Show in England, on the PBS special Musical Encounters and on CBS's Sunday Morning. His recording Corey Cerovsek Plays Wieniawski, made with pianist Katja Cerovsek for the Delos label, received critical acclaim. Additional releases on the Delos label include Mozart Adagios and Russian Soul, both with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra.
Born in 1972 in Vancouver, Canada, Corey began his violin
studies at the age of five. At age nine, he won the grand prize over 3,000
other musicians in the Canadian Music Competition. He graduated at age
12 from the University of Toronto's Royal Conservatory of Music with a
gold medal for the highest marks in strings. That same year, he was accepted
by Josef Gingold as a student and enrolled at Indiana University, where
he received a bachelor's degree in mathematics and music at age 15, masters
in both at 16, and completed his doctoral course work in mathematics and
music at age 18.
Gedike, Gliere, Mussorgsky, Scriabin, Shostakovich,Tchaikovsky:
United States Orchestral Appearances
Acadiana, Akron, Alabama, Anchorage, Ann Arbor, Arkansas,
Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Baltimore Chamber, Baton Rouge (LA), Bellevue,
Binghamton, Bloomington (IN), Buffalo, Carmel, Cedar Rapids, Charlotte,
Charleston (V*TV), Chattanooga, Chautauqua, Cincinnati, Colorado, Columbus,
Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Duluth-Superior, El Paso, Elkhart, Erie, Evansville,
Eugene, Fairbanks, Flint (MI), Florida Philhannonic Orchestra, Florida
West Coast, Fort Wayne, Fox Valley, Fresno, Greensboro (NC), Grand Rapids
(MI), Harrisburg, Houston, Illinois, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas
City, Kokomo, Lake Forest (IL), Lexington (KY), Lincoln (NE), Long Island,
Louisiana, Lubbock, St. Louis, Melville (NY), Miami, Midland (MI), Missouri,
Mozart Camerata (CA), Muncie, Nebraska Chamber, New World Symphony, New
Mexico, Northbrook, North Carolina, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Oklahoma
City, Orchestra of Southern Finger Lakes (NY), Oshkosh, Owensboro (KY),
Palm Beach, Palo Alto Chamber, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland (ME), Pro
Musica Orchestra of Columbus, Quad City, Raleigh (NC), Reno, Sacramento,
Salt Lake City, San Antonio (TX), San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara,
Seattle, Sioux City, South Bend, Southwest Florida, Spokane, Springfield
(MO), Sun City, Syracuse, Terre Haute, Tulsa, Waco, Waterbury, Waterloo
(IA), Wheeling (WV), Wichita (KS), Wichita Falls (TX), Youngstown (OH).
Canadian Orchestral Appearances
Calgary Philharmonic, Canada West Chamber, CBC, Edmonton,
Hamilton, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London (Ontario), Manitoba Chamber,
McGill Chamber, Montreal Symphony, National Arts Centre, New Brunswick,
Newfoundland, Niagara, North Bay, Okanagan, Ottawa, Quebec, Sault Ste.
Marie, Timmins, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Waterloo (Ontario),
Windsor, Winnipeg, Woodstock Strings.
International Orchestral Appearances
Adelaide Symphony (Australia), Berlin Symphony (Germany),
Bilbao Symphony Orchestra (Spain), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Camerata
Lysy Gstaad, Ed Orchester (Austria), Filharmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico,
Guatemala City Symphony, Gottwaldov Symphony Orchestra (Czechoslovakia),
Haifa Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony, Israel
Philharmonic, Melbourne Symphony (Australia), National Symphony Orchestra
(Ireland), Netherlands Brabant Orchestra, Orquesta del Principado de Asturias
(Spain), Pannonische Philharmonie (Austria), Prague Symphony Orchestra,
Residentie Orkest Van den Haag (Holland), Sjaellands Symphony (Copenhagen),
Sydney Symphony (Australia), Tivoli Festival Orchestra (Copenhagen), Valencia
Orchestra (Spain), Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Weimar Staatskapelle.
Recital Appearances (partial list)
Austin Chamber Music Center (TX), Birmingham Music Club
(AL), Canadian Embassy (Washington, DC), Davies Symphony Hall (San Francisco,
CA), Flagler Museum (Palm Beach, FL), Flint Institute (MI), Ford Hall Auditorium
(Ithaca, NY), Frick Collection (New York), Frick Museum (Pittsburgh, PA),
Gordon Center (Owings Mills, MD), Institute of the Arts (Detroit, MI),
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, MA), Kennedy Center (Washington,
DC), Meany Hall (Seattle, WA), National Gallery of Art (Washington, DC),
Pabst Theatre (Milwaukee, WI), Shriver Hall (Baltimore, MD) St. Louis Great
Artist Series (MO), Porter Center for Performing Arts (Brevard, NC), SUNY
Purchase (NY), Van Wezel Performing Arts Center (Sarasota, FL), Walter
Reade Theatre (New York), Cemat Resit Ray Concert Hall (Turkey), Ford Centre
(Toronto), Hochschule fUr Musik (Leipzig), Place des Artes (Montreal),
St. Lawrence Center (Toronto), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Spivey Hall (Atlanta,
GA), Wigmore Hall (London), Austria, France (Cannes), Hungary, Japan (7
city tour including Tokyo's Suntory Hall).
Festival and Chamber Music Appearances (partial list)
Britt Festival, Budapest Spring Festival (Hungary), Chautauqua
Festival (NY), Divonne Festival (France), Festival de Radio France et Montpellier
Languedoc-Rousillon (France), Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), Marlboro
Music Festival, Pierre Boulez Festival (Nova Scotia), Spoleto - Festival
of Two Worlds (Italy), Kitakyushu International Music Festival (Japan),
Ventura Festival (US).
CBS' "Sunday Morning" Profile by Eugenia Zukerman (April
1997) Which Way To Carnegie Hall Part 11 (1996) Documentary aired on Canada's
Knowledge Network and Bravo Network PBS special, host, "MUSICAL ENCOUNTER:
The Violin Lesson" (1994) The DAVID FROST SHOW in England (1987) The TONIGHT
SHOW with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno (1986) PBS special "MUSICAL ENCOUNTER:
The Fiddle Show" with Professor Josef Gingold (1986) CNN Worldwide Which
Way To Carnegie Hall Part 1 (1986) Documentary aired on CBC and Canada's
Bravo Network W5 "Someone Special" (1986) "Vivaldi" documentary for CBC
(1986) played the role of Vivaldi as a child featured on many CBC and BBC
programs as well as broadcasts in France and Czechoslovakia "Gala Concert
for Queen Elizabeth 11" with Andrew Davis and the Toronto Symphony for
Degrees, Honors and Awards
Four-time winner of the Canadian Music Competitions (1979,
1980, 1981, 1982)
Instrument Corey Cerovsek plays the "ex Sennhauser" violin,
made by Joseph Guarneri del Gesu of Cremona in 1735. The violin is on extended
loan to Corey Cerovsek from the Stradivari Society of Chicago, whose purpose
is to unite the world's greatest instruments with the world's most talented
and deserving artists.
Born April 24, 1972
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